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Search 19 million new British rate book records

18 December, 2013

We’ve just published 19 million new British rate book records. These beautiful handwritten records are exclusive to findmypast and we’ve made them available online for the first time:

  • Rate books are like very early census records – they go back as far as 1598
  • Discover where your ancestors lived: their names, addresses and who owned each property
  • Find ancestors from the north and south of Britain: from Manchester, Westminster, Southwark, Plymouth and Devon

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